Rotary Lead Driller - Bristol

upto £50k per annum - Perm - Renewable Energy
Ref: 176 Date Posted: Friday 26 Nov 2021
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Our client is a Renewable Energy market leader in the fast-growing heat pump sector offering a wide range of services from design and installation to owning and operating the systems. They have some of the most experienced design and installation teams in the UK and have completed hundreds of projects since their inception.

The company was established in 2012 with the goal of becoming the number one provider of renewable heating in the UK. A new joint venture with institutional backing provides an exciting opportunity for rapid growth as heat pumps become the technology of choice for the UK’s net zero ambitions.

This role offers a rare and exciting opportunity to join one of the UK's leading renewable heating companies and become an integral part of a fast growing and exciting industry. Our client is setting up their own drilling operations and need a hardworking, dedicated
Rotary Lead Driller with excellent people management and communication skills.


Key Responsibilities of the Rotary Lead Driller:

  • Assisting with specifying and ordering suitable plant for drilling works
  • Completion of accurate drilling logs
  • Supervising the Drilling Assistant
  • Ensuring that the correct PPE is always worn
  • Ensuring that Risk Assessments and Method Statements are always understood and adhered to
  • Managing onsite drilling operations to keep the site clear and tidy
  • Communicate with site teams to ensure efficient drilling operations and satisfied customers
  • Flexibility to work and stay away throughout the UK
  • Other duties and special projects and required by management

Experience & Skills required:

  • The ideal candidate will have significant experience in land drilling including experience working as Rig Manager/Lead Driller for rotary and geothermal drilling operations
  • At least 5 years’ hands on experience of drilling boreholes to depths of 100m-200m with rotary drilling rigs
  • NVQ level 2 Land Drilling qualification
  • CSCS blue card
  • CPCS plant operator card
  • Full clean UK drivers’ licence and own vehicle
  • Effective and clear communication and good interpersonal skills – both written and verbal
  • A problem-solving mentality
  • An understanding of regulations and guidelines relating to land drilling in the UK


  • Circa £40,000 – £50,000 DOE
  • Company vehicle once probation is completed successfully
  • Mobile phone contribution
  • 20 Days Holiday plus Banks

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